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Mapping the Path Forward in Health IT

Seth Pazinski | May 7, 2020

This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT. The 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs, and the National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda are united in the aim to improve health,

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Clinical Genomics Data for Precision Medicine

Stephanie Garcia, MPH | April 22, 2020

Genomic data—information about the complete set of genes that make up each individual—have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and usher in a new era of precision medicine and scientific discovery. However, there is currently no standard way of presenting genomic data,

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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end? And how?According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes.”When people ask, ‘When will this end?,’ they are asking about the social ending,” said Dr. Jeremy Greene, a historian of medicine at Johns Hopkins.In other words, an end can occur not because a disease has been vanquished but because people grow tired of panic mode and learn to live with a disease. Allan Brandt, a Harvard historian, said something similar was happening with COVID-19: “As we have seen in the debate about opening the economy, many questions about the so-called end are determined not by medical and public health data but by sociopolitical processes.”Endings “are very, very messy,” said Dora Vargha, a historian at the University

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Researchers have identified specific types of cells that appear to be the targets of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that is causing the Covid-19 … read more
Can staying up late make you fat? Researchers found the opposite to be true when they studied sleep in worms: It’s not the sleep loss that leads to obesity, but rather that excess weight can cause … read more
The human language pathway in the brain has been identified by scientists as being at least 25 million years old — 20 million years older than … read more
What scientists thought was a planet beyond our solar system has ‘vanished.’ Though this happens to sci-fi worlds, scientists seek a more plausible explanation. One interpretation: instead of a … read more

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